How to convert video and transfer it to Sony PSP (for Mac users)

PlayStation Portable

The PSP (abbreviated form of PlayStation Portable) is a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the first handheld video game console; the current version uses Memory Stick Duo or Duo Pro as its primary storage media, which is more convenient than previous Universal Media Disc and it's able to transfer data between console and computers easily.

Since PSP has a large viewing screen and robust multi-media capabilities, many users like to view videos directly on this device. However, if your video is not playable in PSP, you may need to make a conversion first. This article will show you several simple steps to get PSP playable videos.

 

Step 1 : need a converter

To convert video for PSP, you need a video converter. Download and install Any Video Converter from this link.

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Step 2 : select PSP video format

Launch converter and in the program, select Sony PSP MPEG-4 Movie in Profile drop down list.

 

Step 3 : convert video

Press Add Files button to add video in the program and press Encoding button to convert:
Add video from mac encode video in mac
Or just drag and drop the video from hard disk to program.
convert video in mac

 

How to

Step 4 : find output file

Once encoding is finished, click Library button, go to Sony PSP label. And in the middle window, right click on the converted file and select Reveal In Finder, then you can check this video in the output folder from the hard drive.
PSP video is converted successfully

And you're able to set another directory to put converted videos in menu bar Any Video Converter > Preferences...:
Set output directory for iPod Touch video

If PSP firmware is older than 3.30 , you need to RENAME video as M4Vxxxxx.MP4 ("xxxxx" stands for 5 numbers) before transferring. Otherwise, this video could not be viewed on PSP screen.

 

Step 5 : import video into PSP memory card

Connect Memory Stick Duo card with computer, via PSP or card reader or memory stick adaptor as you like, and the card directory is as below:

Memory Stick Duo root

├PSP

├MP_ROOT
│ ├100MNV01( Put MP4 here)
│ ├100ANV01
│ └101ANV01
├MUSIC
├ISO
├PICTURE
└VIDEO (If your firmware is 3.30 or newer, moving MP4 here is ok)

import video in PSP
(Note: The .THM file is MP4's thumbnail, which is not necessary.)

 

Step 6 : play converted video on PSP

Once the video is transferred successfully, go to menu VIDEO > Memory Stick, you can find and play the video on PSP now. Great!

 

Related article:
How to rip DVD for Sony PSP on Mac OS X

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